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Nick Hills

Divisional Director


Nick has spent his whole career to date within the horticulture industry, holding various positions within the business.

Initially starting his career as an operative, Nick joined Nurture as a Contracts Manager through the acquisition of Parkview Landscapes in 2012, based in the Northwest of England. In 2014, Nick was promoted to Regional Manager and through his natural aptitude was shortly promoted again in 2015 to Regional Director for the North.

Nick is now Divisional Director of the North for the Nurture Group, having overall responsibility for the North and Scotland regions of the business.

Over the 8 years that Nick has been with Nurture, he has been integral in building the structure of the North region within the company, using his skills to manage our teams and enable Nurture to give true direct delivery on a national basis whilst still maintaining that family feel as a business.

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Peter Stubbs

Head of Operations Scotland


Peter gives strategic and day to day direction to all our contracts managers in Scotland, ensuring we provide a quality service delivery and maintain excellent client relationships. Since starting as a seasonal gardener for Oldham Council in 1984 he progressed to senior management level for numerous national maintenance contractors, helping secure Britain in Bloom and Green Flag awards. Peter looks forward to nurturing our expanding client base in Scotland as the business continues to grow.

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Bobby Gibson

Regional Manager


Bobby has worked in the Landscape Industry for over for 25 years. He began his career as a general labourer and worked his way up to senior management level. He is a fully qualified arborist. Bobby has worked on a variety of contracts and has experience in the Private sector, Public Sector and more recently Managing contracts on Highways and motorway verges. Bobby likes to lead by example and is looking forward to working with Nurture and the Scotland team.

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James Tully

Contracts Manager


James began his career in horticulture at Cumbernauld Development Corporation in 1979 as Forest Operative, before being promoted to Landscape and Grounds Maintenance Foreman in 1986.

He began working in the private sector with Tilhill Landscaping & Ground Maintenance in 1988 and worked through the ranks from Supervisor, Site Manager, Contracts and Senior Manager to Business Unit Manager.

James is now a senior level manager with 40 years’ experience within the landscaping, ground maintenance & forestry industry. James is very much looking forward to using his vast experience to support and grow our clients in Scotland.

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Niall Coyles

Assistant Contracts Manager


Niall has over 12 years experience in landscaping and grounds maintenance. He started his career as a labourer and has worked at senior level for a number of contractors. Niall has good client skills and has extensive experience in local authority, housing and commercial client based customers. He is looking forward to using his expertise to help grow the business in Scotland.

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Annette Stubbs

Operations Support Manager


Annette has over 10 years’ experience in the landscape & grounds maintenance industry, joining JMK Groundcare in 2010 and then transitioning to Nurture through acquisition in 2014.

Annette has progressed from Office Manager to the role of Operations Support Manager. She has an excellent understanding of the client base in Scotland, and is involved in all aspects of the business, including grounds maintenance and gritting operations as well as finance.

She is extremely focused on building strong relationships with clients; liaising with colleagues to ensure that we continue to deliver a consistently high-quality service to meet customer requirements.

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Bob Russell

Assistant Contracts Manager


Bob has worked within the grounds maintenance industry for over 40 years, starting his career on the tools at Calder Park Zoo in 1981 before moving into a management role.

He relishes the daily challenges that the role brings and enjoys leading his teams on the ground, taking pride in the work that they on a day to day basis.

He is looking forward to looking after our clients in Scotland and helping the Nurture business in Scotland grow

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